A SEED NEEDS SUN by Kate Riggs

A SEED NEEDS SUN

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Age Range: 0 - 3

KIRKUS REVIEW

A seed grows into a flower as a variety of animals visit.

The gentle text traces the plant’s life cycle: “A seed needs a hole. // Dirt needs water. // Roots need room.” The text advances spread by double-page spread until the final one reveals the yellow flower in full bloom: “A seed needs sun / to become a flower.” A cross-section snapshot of each stage of development in superbly detailed art charts the flower’s growth. A blue jay, a snail, a mole, a dragonfly, a toad, a couple of butterflies and a mouse visit the budding plant in turn. Frustratingly, none of the flora and fauna is identified, but Dogi’s images are lovely and lush and will undoubtedly pique the curiosity of budding botanists.

Natural history made graceful. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)


Pub Date: April 1st, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-56846-254-7
Page count: 14pp
Publisher: Creative Editions/Creative Company
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 2014




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